The Bourne Supremacy
Movie Stats & Links
||Matt Damon, Franke Potente, Brian
Cox, Julia Stiles, Joan Allen
||Not too young.
||She might find Matt Damon dreamy,
or wonder why you can't kick everyone's ass.
||Lots of it, but not gratuitous -
it is PG-13.
||Lots of chasing going on.
||A couple of good chuckles.
||Bourne on the rooftop across from
the CIA offices in Berlin.
||It would give away a good chuckle
if I listed it.
||Frank Marshall, Patrick Crowley,
Paul L. Sandberg
"The Bourne Identity" was hitting movie theaters,
I thought the trailer looked pretty decent, but really didnít get that
excited about the film. I was so unexcited about the film that I
didnít even go to see it. Then I heard good things about it, and I
still didnít go see it. Finally it came to my cable television channel
and I said to myself "Self, let's give it a shot." When the movie
finished I then said to myself "Self, that was a damn good thriller. I
really should have gone to see that in the theater." This time I was
actually excited about the follow-up "The Bourne Supremacy", and after
seeing the film, I was not disappointed.
The Bourne Supremacy
A Movie Review
The first film sets us up
with the history of Jason Bourne (Matt Damon). We find out that he is
this government trained assassin with amnesia. The movie finishes with
Jason telling the government folks to leave him alone or heís going to
bring his wrath to their doorstep. So this film opens with a new CIA
lady, Pamela Landy (Joan Allen), running an operation in Berlin that
goes horribly wrong, and we see the bad guy placing a fingerprint as
evidence, obviously to throw the trail to someone else. Duh, itís
Bourneís fingerprint. Meanwhile Jason is living with his girlfriend
from the first film, Marie (Franke Potente), having nightmares about
something in his past, and her trying to help him through it. Then, of
course, the bad guy shows up looking for Bourne, Bourne easily spots
him, and with a single gunshot Jason finds himself on his way to
Berlin to bring his wrath to the government folks. Meanwhile, Landy
thinks Bourne killed two of her agents, and now sheís on the hunt for
him for all of the wrong reasons, but, as it turns out, itís actually
for the right reason.
Well, Iím not going to go into much more of the story because the
whole point of a thriller is to, well, thrill, and of course, give
some surprises, so the basic plot is all you need to know going in.
With that, is the movie any good? In a word: Yes.
The Dude on the Left still isnít buying Matt Damon as a super-spy,
but for the role of Jason Bourne, Iím finding him dead on. Jasonís not
supposed to be a James Bond type, heís just a normal looking dude who
is able to kick some serious ass without knowing why he can do it
other than he is some trained government agent. Heís trying to put
back the pieces to his life, but other people keep getting in the way.
The movie is filled with a great supporting cast, also. Joan Allen
does a nice job as the new CIA lady, Brian Cox is back as Ward, and
Julia Stiles returns to her role, and gets used nicely, as Nicky. But
the key to this franchise is Damon, and so far the future is looking
bright. You donít have the super-flashy gadgets like a Bond film, but
then again, why would Jason have them when heís not really working for
the CIA? But you do get some great chase scenes, and Iíll tell you
what, thatís one hell of a tough taxi cab in this film.
If you enjoyed "The Bourne Identity," odds are youíll enjoy "The
Bourne Supremacy" as well. If you missed the first film, donít worry
that youíll be lost in the sequel. The film folks to a decent job at
bringing you up to speed, but really, all you need to know, is that
Jason Bourne is a government trained assassin who has amnesia. For me,
"The Bourne Supremacy" gets 4 Ĺ stars out of 5. It doesnít get too
over the top, itís got some great chase scenes and some surprises, and
the dialogue gives you a chuckle or two to boot.
Thatís it for this one! Iím The Dude on the Right!! L8R!!!